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How Much Does Focused Shockwave Therapy Cost in Houston?

At HTX Urology in Houston, our practice is dedicated to transparency as patients navigate the cost and treatment options for erectile dysfunction (ED). We offer focused shockwave therapy at a cost ranging from $400-$500 per session. Radial shockwave devices used by some providers for the treatment of ED do not achieve the same level of improvement. At HTX Urology, Dr. Robert Dhir performs focused shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction with the Storz Duolith SD1. 

Focused shockwave therapy, sometimes also referred to as focused wave therapy, uses the external delivery of painless penetrating waves of energy that alternate in cycles of positive and negative pressure. The combined effects induce cellular changes in the erectile tissue that increase blood flow, sensitivity, and overall sexual performance. 

In the following sections, we will delve into the differences between focused shockwave and radial shockwave devices and how they impact treatment results for erectile dysfunction.


How Do Focused Shockwave Therapy and Radial Shockwave Therapy Differ for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment?

For patients considering shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction, the interchangeable use of “shockwave” and “wave” can make it difficult to determine which type of device will be used. To ensure they are making an informed decision, patients should specifically ask potential providers if they use a focused or radial shockwave device. 

Focused Shockwave Therapy- Focused high-energy shock waves reach deeper depths of penetration, enabling them to reach erectile tissue and trigger the formation of new blood vessels and enhanced blood flow. Deeper wave penetration is not only more effective but also painless. For patients with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction, Dr. Dhir is a legacy provider of this innovative treatment approach and an expert in assessing the results potential of individual patients.

Radial Shockwave Therapy- Radial shockwave therapy uses lower energy waves that spread out radially (wider spread) from the point of application. These waves affect the surface and subsurface levels, stimulating the tissue more superficially compared to the focused shockwaves. Due to the shallower penetration, radial shockwave treatments are less successful in improving erectile dysfunction and require the use of a local anesthetic.


Shockwave Therapy Candidates and Consultation

Candidates for focused shockwave therapy generally include those with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. A consultation with Dr. Dhir will confirm individual health and symptom compatibility. To achieve impactful and lasting ED symptom improvement, treatment plans typically recommend a session once a week for six weeks, or twice a week for three weeks. The following are additional candidacy considerations:

Severity of ED – This therapy is best suited for individuals with mild to moderate ED. It can be particularly effective for those seeking improvement beyond what has been achieved with oral medications.

Underlying Health Conditions – Candidates should be free of health issues that might impair vascular or nerve functions such as more severe cardiovascular diseases or uncontrolled diabetes. Depending on the specifics of their condition, individuals with prostate-related issues or who have undergone prostate surgeries may not be candidates.

Age and Lifestyle – While age is not a limiting factor, candidates who are willing to commit to lifestyle changes that increase their physical activity and improve their diet and stress management, can optimize treatment effectiveness.


Contact Us for More Information

For more information about focused shockwave therapy or other ED treatments, we invite you to schedule a consultation. Our urology experts understand the impact that erectile dysfunction can have on a patient’s overall quality of life, whether your ED symptoms are mild, moderate, or severe, we have treatment options. Contact HTX Urology today, we have offices conveniently located to serve Greater Houston Height, Memorial City, Galleria, Webster, and Clear Lake, TX.